August 4, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
On July 21, 2020, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, committed to eliminating secure detention for youth in King County by 2025. While the commitment to a specific timeline is new, the work to achieve the goal of Zero Youth Detention began in 2017 when King County Executive, Dow Constantine, announced Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Zero Youth Detention Initiative (ZYD).
April 5, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
With the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order now in effect through May 4, connecting with faith-based and cultural communities continues to be a vital source of support. Earlier this month, Public Health had the opportunity to stand in solidarity with faith and spiritual leaders who are building unity and connection in times of physical distancing.
December 10, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
When we’re confused, it can be hard to take action. With just a few days left to make a decision about health insurance, now is the time for people who need coverage to get their questions answered. The 2019 Open Enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ends on Dec. 15. Fortunately, […]
October 7, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
Families who purchase food through the WIC nutrition program are getting a major upgrade this fall: We are replacing a long tradition of paper checks with new electronic cards. It’s more flexible, more convenient, and the upgrade will bring a better overall experience for families. The new WIC cards will be familiar and intuitive to […]
February 25, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
A federal decision to rewrite the rules for America’s only national family planning program has been justifiably condemned by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the American Medical Association, and countless others concerned about health care and justice. “This change to our family planning program threatens the whole idea that all women […]
December 13, 2018.Reading time 2 minutes.
With less than 72 hours left to enroll in a health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act, there’s no time left for anyone who’s been procrastinating or not paying attention. Do you, or a client/friend/relative/neighbor need health coverage? It’s easy to get started through the online shopping tool, Washington Healthplanfinder or with the […]